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Friday, September 14, 2018

A Look at the Weekend -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

A Weekend Packed Full of Events

After having nothing for the entirety of Wednesday or Thursday we finally have sports again.  Let's dive right in and see what's happening.

--Friday, September 14--

Men's Golf opens up their season at home hosting the Cardinal Challenge.  The event is scheduled for all day and will be at the Louisville Golf Club near the outlet mall in Simpsonville.

Men's Tennis splits up into two locations with part of the team headed up to Cincinnati for the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational.  The event is actually north of Cincinnati, located in Mason, not far from King's Island.  Their other half will be in Nashville for the Vanderbilt Commodore Scramble.  Both events are scheduled for all day.

Men's Soccer travels up Northeast to Red Sox country for a premiere ACC match-up against Boston College.  #7 Louisville is coming off a 3-0 victory against #2 Duke and hopes to improve to 2-0-0 in the ACC with a victory against the Eagles.  Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Another sport also plays Boston College today.  Field Hockey is at home at Trager Stadium against the Eagles  #8 Louisville and #9 Boston College will battle it out to see who will get their second conference win.  UofL took the win on the road 4-1 last year.  This game is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.

Volleyball looks to get revenge from a 3-0 loss at Kentucky last year when they host the Wildcats at Cardinal Arena at 7:00 p.m.  #20 Kentucky has had a rough start to the year at 4-4 but has played a few top teams just like Louisville.  The Cards sit at 6-3 and hope to improve that record in a sold out venue that is set to be a Red Out.

--Saturday, September 15--

Men's golf continues hosting the Cardinal Classic in the second day of the event.

Both halves of men's tennis will continue play at Cincinnati and Nashville.

Cross Country begins their season on the road in Nashville.  They'll kick off the Commodore Classic at 9:00 a.m., run over to cheer on tennis on their route around town and hope to start off the season with a win.

Volleyball hosts their second match in less than 24 hours, facing Chattanooga at 3:00 p.m.  Maybe I can convince Paulie to join me for the first half before heading down Floyd Street to catch Card March.  It might be difficult to mentally hype yourself up for a quick turnaround, especially after the excitement of playing a rival the night before.

Women's Soccer hopes to continue their hot start when they open ACC play at Pittsburgh.  If the offense can get going early in this 7:00 p.m. start time then they could return home 8-1-0 before hosting Notre Dame next week.

Football might have a normal game after last week's monsoon.  They'll host Western Kentucky in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.  A 31-7 victory last week may have been skewed in favor of Indiana State because of the rain so this game should define the season a little bit more.

--Sunday, September 16--

Men's golf wraps up play in the Cardinal Classic.

Men's tennis will finish in Nashville after the Cincinnati group having completed their event on Saturday.

Field Hockey returns to action with another ranked opponent visiting Louisville.  #11 Northwestern will visit town.  They won both match-ups against the Cards last year including a 2-1 overtime victory against the Cards in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  UofL will look for revenge starting at noon.

Softball begins their fall schedule with a double-header at Eastern Kentucky starting at 1:00 p.m.  This will be the first in-game action we will see Coach Holly Aprile have with the Cards.

Was your calendar big enough for all of that?  At least this coming Monday will be an empty schedule, giving all of us time to catch our breath.

What Day Is It? 

Borrow one of those 64-packs of Crayola's from a youngster you know, or get creative with those left-over half cans of paint you have in the garage or shed, because it's National Coloring Day.

How should you celebrate?

You could color something. Grab your favorite medium of expression and bring some brightness to the world! Paulie tells of a tradition that he took part in each coloring day at a place he worked where they sat out pages from a coloring book, a bunch of crayons and employees got an extended break during the day to create their own masterpiece.

Or, color your hair. Maybe put some food coloring in one of your favorite dishes and eat blue macaroni and cheese for lunch. Donate art supplies to a kindergarten or day care. Or wear creative, bright-colored clothing to work or the mall.  Be sure and include red in what you do, after all, you are Cardinal fans and we have to represent!

Happy Friday and Go Cards!

- Jared -


  1. Great optimism there Jared, but we start tailgating around that time on Saturday and pretty sure our favorite associate SID would rather sit a gorilla in one of those scant media chairs than me.

    Go Cards!


  2. Carry on, Cardinal Couple. I'll be out of town for the weekend, going to my great-grandmother's 100th birthday celebration. Win them all!

    Curtis "only 60 years to go before I get to 100" Franklin

  3. Hello Cardinal fans!

    It's not getting wet here yet in Greer, SC but they are saying it's on the way.

    They moved the Clemson vs. Ga. Southern game up to noon instead of 3:30 p.m. So, we'll be up early for the hour or so drive to the stadium and to do a bit of morning tailgating with our group.

    I expect it to be wet all day. Enjoy what looks to be a sunny Fri-Sat in Louisville. Thoughts are you'll handle WKU pretty easy but, boy, what a challenge in Volleyball and Field Hockey for the Cards.

    Your friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC

    1. You hang in there, Arthur. My wife and I sat through four rain delays because of lightning and five hours plus of rain at the Ind. State vs. Louisville game, so I know you can do it, too!


    2. ha, ha, Paulie. My wife follows you on Facebook, I do not because I don't do Facebook, and I saw that picture Jared took of you and the missus.

      It looked like you two had that entire section to yourself. Do you still have your same seats that you did when we were up there? I wish I could get seats like that for Clemson football.

      We'll be fine. I have high-grade rain gear for the both of us from Bass Pro Shop.

      Your friend
      #1 Clemson fan
      Greer, SC

    3. Yep, we're still part of the Crunch Zone crazies. Wouldn't have it any other way.

      Wish we were headed to Clemson for the football game against you this year but the group that used to put on our bus trips no longer does that.

      That's a busy weekend for us anyway here at Cardinal Couple with Cards women's basketball, women's soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball all (hopefully) still in action.

      Bus trips or van (with someone else driving) are the way to go with away games. I've made the drive to Greensboro by myself more times that I care to remember and I'm hoping I can "hit a big one" at Churchill Downs (which opens today) sometime and just fly up and back and rent a car.


    4. Stay safe down in South Carolina, Arthur! Have a few extra water bottles on hand at home Just in case!

  4. Well, Paulie

    It looks like our superior Kentucky Volleyball girls are headed to Cardinal Bird Nest to sweep Dani Bust-boom and her net-landers.

    Hope Molly "Sour" and Winston Bennett's kid don't drown the campus with their tears after we win.

    Matthew Mitchell For Governor.

    1. ( I hate it when the Guv is right...)



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